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Religion vs. Faith

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Religionnoun

(uncountable) The belief in a reality beyond what is perceptible by the senses, and the practices associated with this belief.

‘My brother tends to value religion, but my sister not as much.’;

Faithnoun

The process of forming or understanding abstractions, ideas, or beliefs, without empirical evidence, experience or observation.

‘I have faith that my prayers will be answered.’; ‘I have faith in the healing power of crystals.’;

Religionnoun

(countable) A particular system of such belief, and the rituals and practices proper to it.

‘Islam is a major religion in parts of Asia and Africa.’; ‘Eckankar is a new religion but Zoroastrianism is an old religion.’;

Faithnoun

A religious belief system.

‘The Christian faith.’;

Religionnoun

(uncountable) The way of life committed to by monks and nuns.

‘The monk entered religion when he was 20 years of age.’;

Faithnoun

An obligation of loyalty or fidelity and the observance of such an obligation.

‘He acted in good faith to restore broken diplomatic ties after defeating the incumbent.’;

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Religionnoun

(countable) Any practice to which someone or some group is seriously devoted.

‘At this point, Star Trek has really become a religion.’;

Faithnoun

A trust or confidence in the intentions or abilities of a person, object, or ideal.

‘I have faith in the goodness of my fellow man.’; ‘You need to have faith in yourself, that you can overcome your shortcomings and become a good person.’;

Religionnoun

Faithfulness to a given principle; conscientiousness.

Faithnoun

(obsolete) Credibility or truth.

Religionverb

Engage in religious practice.

Faithnoun

Belief; the assent of the mind to the truth of what is declared by another, resting solely and implicitly on his authority and veracity; reliance on testimony.

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Religionverb

Indoctrinate into a specific religion.

Faithnoun

The assent of the mind to the statement or proposition of another, on the ground of the manifest truth of what he utters; firm and earnest belief, on probable evidence of any kind, especially in regard to important moral truth.

‘Faith, that is, fidelity, - the fealty of the finite will and understanding to the reason.’;

Religionverb

To make sacred or symbolic; sanctify.

Faithnoun

The belief in the historic truthfulness of the Scripture narrative, and the supernatural origin of its teachings, sometimes called historical and speculative faith.

‘Without faith it is impossible to please him [God].’; ‘The faith of the gospel is that emotion of the mind which is called "trust" or "confidence" exercised toward the moral character of God, and particularly of the Savior.’; ‘Faith is an affectionate, practical confidence in the testimony of God.’;

Religionnoun

The outward act or form by which men indicate their recognition of the existence of a god or of gods having power over their destiny, to whom obedience, service, and honor are due; the feeling or expression of human love, fear, or awe of some superhuman and overruling power, whether by profession of belief, by observance of rites and ceremonies, or by the conduct of life; a system of faith and worship; a manifestation of piety; as, ethical religions; monotheistic religions; natural religion; revealed religion; the religion of the Jews; the religion of idol worshipers.

‘An orderly life so far as others are able to observe us is now and then produced by prudential motives or by dint of habit; but without seriousness there can be no religious principle at the bottom, no course of conduct from religious motives; in a word, there can be no religion.’; ‘Religion [was] not, as too often now, used as equivalent for godliness; but . . . it expressed the outer form and embodiment which the inward spirit of a true or a false devotion assumed.’; ‘Religions, by which are meant the modes of divine worship proper to different tribes, nations, or communities, and based on the belief held in common by the members of them severally. . . . There is no living religion without something like a doctrine. On the other hand, a doctrine, however elaborate, does not constitute a religion.’; ‘Religion . . . means the conscious relation between man and God, and the expression of that relation in human conduct.’; ‘After the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.’; ‘The image of a brute, adornedWith gay religions full of pomp and gold.’;

Faithnoun

That which is believed on any subject, whether in science, politics, or religion; especially (Theol.), a system of religious belief of any kind; as, the Jewish or Mohammedan faith; the Christian faith; also, the creed or belief of a Christian society or church.

‘Which to believe of her,Must be a faith that reason without miracleCould never plant in me.’; ‘Now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.’;

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Religionnoun

Specifically, conformity in faith and life to the precepts inculcated in the Bible, respecting the conduct of life and duty toward God and man; the Christian faith and practice.

‘Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion.’; ‘Religion will attend you . . . as a pleasant and useful companion in every proper place, and every temperate occupation of life.’;

Faithnoun

Fidelity to one's promises, or allegiance to duty, or to a person honored and beloved; loyalty.

‘Children in whom is no faith.’; ‘Whose failing, while her faith to me remains,I should conceal.’;

Religionnoun

A monastic or religious order subject to a regulated mode of life; the religious state; as, to enter religion.

‘A good man was there of religion.’;

Faithnoun

Word or honor pledged; promise given; fidelity; as, he violated his faith.

‘For you aloneI broke me faith with injured Palamon.’;

Religionnoun

Strictness of fidelity in conforming to any practice, as if it were an enjoined rule of conduct.

‘Those parts of pleading which in ancient times might perhaps be material, but at this time are become only mere styles and forms, are still continued with much religion.’;

Faithnoun

Credibility or truth.

‘The faith of the foregoing narrative.’;

Religionnoun

a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny;

‘he lost his faith but not his morality’;

Faithinterjection

By my faith; in truth; verily.

Religionnoun

institution to express belief in a divine power;

‘he was raised in the Baptist religion’; ‘a member of his own faith contradicted him’;

Faithnoun

a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny;

‘he lost his faith but not his morality’;

Religion

Religion is a social-cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, morals, beliefs, worldviews, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, and spiritual elements; however, there is no scholarly consensus over what precisely constitutes a religion.Different religions may or may not contain various elements ranging from the divine, sacred things, faith, a supernatural being or supernatural beings or . Religious practices may include rituals, sermons, commemoration or veneration (of deities and/or saints), sacrifices, festivals, feasts, trances, initiations, funerary services, matrimonial services, meditation, prayer, music, art, dance, public service, or other aspects of human culture.

‘some sort of ultimacy and transcendence that will provide norms and power for the rest of life’;

Faithnoun

complete confidence in a person or plan etc;

‘he cherished the faith of a good woman’; ‘the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust’;

Faithnoun

institution to express belief in a divine power;

‘he was raised in the Baptist religion’; ‘a member of his own faith contradicted him’;

Faithnoun

loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person;

‘keep the faith’; ‘they broke faith with their investors’;

Faith

Faith, derived from Latin fides and Old French feid, is confidence or trust in a person, thing, or concept. In the context of religion, one can define faith as .

‘belief in a god or in the doctrines or teachings of religion’;

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